Con-way Freight announced it is accelerating transit times between Washington’s Tri-Cities area and eastern Idaho to support local business needs for faster deliveries during the region’s peak planting season for the agricultural industry. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company says it has begun five-day-a-week next-day service for the region; the enhanced service will be available to shippers for about 14 weeks through July 2.
The seasonal surge typically involves goods moving from the Tri-Cities area of Washington to the agricultural regions of eastern Idaho. According to Con-way Freight, cities benefiting from the accelerated service include Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, Wash.; and Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Rexburg and Burley, Idaho. The company previously provided two-day service between these communities.
“Agricultural customers in eastern Idaho typically need more frequent deliveries at this time of year for products such as seed, fertilizer, equipment and other goods, which are in high demand during the prime spring planting season,” says Tim Dell, Con-way’s area vice president for the western United States. “We are adjusting our operations with additional resources to support the needs of local agricultural producers for reliable daily freight service. With the flexibility of our network, we can respond quickly to surges in volumes and for specific regional market or seasonal needs of our customers.”